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Part-time Science Technician (Biology)

The King's School is looking to appoint a part-time science technician (biology) to join our team.

Contract Type - Permanent  |  Contract Term - Part-Time  |  Salary - GLEA Grade 5 (Pro-rata)  |  Membership of Local Government Pension Scheme

Negotiable part time role on the basis of 0.5 to 0.6 (18.5 to 22.5 hours per week) 39 weeks per year

GLEA Grade 5 Points 12 to 15 (£25,119 to £27,803 on full-time basis)

Looking for a rewarding career? Look no further than The King's School in Grantham!

Our forward-looking prestigious school is seeking a dedicated and passionate professional to join our innovative team. With an illustrious history dating back to 1528, The King's School has been a cornerstone of the Grantham community for centuries.

We are looking to appoint a part time Science Technician for our Biology Department, to start from September 2024. The post would suit a candidate with experience in this field, although other relevant experience would be considered, and full training would be given to a successful candidate.

Excellent attention to detail, practicality and outstanding problem-solving skills are essential for this post.  It is important that the candidate has a ‘can-do’ attitude, is able to work efficiently in a busy environment and can successfully prioritise their workload to meet deadlines.

If you are unsure what The King’s School is like but are considering applying, please contact the school for an informal telephone conversation or tour of the school to find out more.

The start date for this position is 1 September 2024.

Closing date for applications: 9am Friday 23 February 2024

Please complete a formal application document and forward this via email to HR@kings.lincs.sch.uk. Application forms can be downloaded along with a full job description and person specification or, alternatively, can be obtained directly from the school.

Address: The King’s School, Brook Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6RP. Telephone: 01476 563180

Whilst a closing date for applications has been set, we reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate prior.  This being the case, we would encourage early applications for the post.

The King’s School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful candidates will be expected to follow school safeguarding procedures and promote the welfare of students.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers. As this post is considered a ‘regulated activity’, a check through the Disclosure and Barring Service, including the children’s barred list will be made.  Shortlisted candidates should be aware that the school may conduct online searches as part of our due diligence process. Successful applicants must be familiar with and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, child protection and promoting the welfare of students.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules, see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-filtering-guidance) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Please note that feedback will only be provided to candidates whose applications progress to the interview stage.

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